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#1 Rzarekt

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:05 PM

Hey, I recently got I new monitor, BenQ E2200HD 22" Hdmi, and I think I need a better graphics card, as it often flickers alot when I watch a video and browse the net at the same time and stuff like that. Oh I'm running resolution at 1920 x 1080

I don't know much about this sort of stuff, so I need some help.

Currently as far as I know this is what my computer is.

Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. VM900M
2.00 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
VIA Chrome9 HC IGP [Display adapter]
VIA High Definition Audio(UAA)

I got this information from using a program.

Also the monitor cam with another cable, There was no ports in the back of my computer, so I used the standard D-sub.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:31 PM

Welcome to bleepingcomputer!

By flicker do you mean the computer is locking up/freezing, or do you mean the screen itself is flickering?

I do believe you may need a new graphics card, as I doubt an integrated graphics solution such as the VIA Chrome9 can display such a high resolution well. Before you decide to go out and buy a new graphics card though, we can troubleshoot your problem.

I looked up your motherboard and your chipset, which is the VIA P4M900. Here is the VIA product page with all the specs on it: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets...4m900/index.jsp . It says it will display 1920X1080P.

You should try updating the drivers first. Go here: http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=2, and select your operating system. Then, click itnegrated graphics, then click Via P4M900, and download the latest drivers.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:44 PM

oh thanks, I've just updated the driver and it still flickers.
the screen itself just flickers, with like horizontal jumpy lines, but I figured it was my graphics card as when I'm running it on 16 bit 1920x1080 it doesnt flicker.

I'm also in need of a new graphics anyways, I was already thinking of getting one before I got this monitor.
I have no idea what graphics card I need, just something compatable with the monitor, I dont really play computer games, But I want a graphics card with OpenGL 2.0 support I dont know what that is but I need it for after effects rendering.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 11:13 AM

If you don't play games, you can go with a cheaper graphics card. Something such as this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814127390 would serve you fine. It can do full 1080P, and if you buy an adapter (they are pretty cheap) you can use HDMI with it.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:52 PM

Ahh okay, I couldn't find that model on ebay AU.


Are these ones similar
NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI-E graphics / video card

Nvidia GeFroce 8500GT 1GB PCI-E Video card 8500 GT PCIE

nVIDIA GeForce 8600 8600GT 512MB PCI-E Video Card

SAPPHIRE ATI HD2400 PRO 512MB Silent Video Card TV DVI

ATI X1650Pro 512MB PCI-E Graphics Video Card X1650 Pro

GIGABYTE 9400GT 512MB PCI-E VIDEO GRAPHICS CARD NEW $89




the closest one I coulkd find to this one
MSI R4350-D512H Radeon HD 4350 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail

was this one
Gigabyte R435OC-512I 650Mhz, RADEON HD4350, 512MB, DDR2, PCIE, DVI, HDCP, HDMI

I don't know if its the same or not but the both say RADEON HD4350

And also is this the adaptor you were talking about

ATI Graphic Card DVI to HDMI Adaptor Inverter Audio OK


Thanks again,

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:30 PM

Yes, that ATI Radeon 4350 is basically the same as the one I recommended. You could also go with the Nvidia 8400gs as a good graphics card for HD video playback too. I would still recommend the 4350 over the 8400gs.

Also, if you want HDMI, that adapter is what you will need.
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:29 PM

alrite, thanks alot :thumbsup:
I guess I'll go buy it today :huh:




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